Revealed: Dubai's most affordable and expensive areas to rent

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Prices in the city have climbed almost as sharply as capital values this year, say consultants



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Waheed Abbas

Published: Sun 4 Sep 2022, 12:22 PM

Last updated: Mon 5 Sep 2022, 5:53 PM

International City, Deira and Discovery Gardens are the most affordable areas for rent, while Palm Jumeirah and Downtown command the highest rentals in the emirate.

According to Asteco’s second-quarter report, rents for a studio in International City start from Dh17,500 per annum and go up to Dh65,000 for a three-bedroom unit. Rents in Deira for a studio, on the other hand, start from Dh18,000, while it costs Dh95,000 to rent a three-bedroom apartment.

Rents in Discovery Gardens range between Dh24,000 for a studio to Dh65,000 for a bedroom flat.

Rents in another two affordable areas, Dubai Sports City and Jumeirah Village, start from Dh25,000 for a studio.

5 most affordable areas (AED):

AreaStudio1BHK2BHK
International City 17.5-25k 25-35k 35-50k
Deira18-35k 30-52.5k 40-80k
Discovery Gardens 24-35k 32.5-45k 55-65k
Dubai Sports City25-32.5k 32.5-45k 45-67.5k
Jumeirah Village 25-40k 32.5-60k 50-90k

5 most luxurious/expensive areas (AED):

Area Studio1BHK2BHK
Palm Jumeirah65-80k 95-160k 120-220k
Downtown47.5-6570-110k 90-180k
DIFC 50-70k60-110k 90-175k
Dubai Marina40-60k45-100k 70-160k
JBR 60-70k 75-100k 97.5-140k

(Source: Asteco, KT Research)

Rents in the affordable segment witnessed a slower increase as compared to mid and high-end areas of Dubai, as the latter witnessed stronger demand.

Rents in the second quarter rose between four per cent to 19 per cent in the second quarter in the affordable category as compared to the same period last year, while tenants paid between 16 per cent to 24 per cent more for the mid to high-end areas.

In the high-end category, Palm Jumeirah commanded the highest apartment rental rate starting from Dh65,000 for a studio and Dh300,000 for a three-bedroom unit.

It is expected that around 22,000 apartments will come online in Dubai this year, including 6,000 delivered in the first quarter and 7,000 in the second quarter of this year.

The real estate consultancy said rental rate growth continued with the same momentum recorded over the last year, with the average quarterly increases realised at four per cent for apartments and six per cent for villas.

Global real estate consultancy Knight Frank said that rents in Dubai have climbed almost as sharply as capital values this year.

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